Assistant Professor

Department Nursing Grad Instruction

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Assistant Professor Donna J. Barry, DNP, MSN, MPH is the program director for the Weston and Online DNP Programs and teaches in the nursing graduate programs. She was previously the director of global nursing at Regis College

    Prior to joining Regis, Donna was the executive director of global oncology where she led the organization to help reduce disparities in access to cancer care around the world. Before that she served as the director of women’s health and rights at the Center for American Progress (CAP) from 2013-2015. Previously Donna was the advocacy and policy director at Partners In Health (PIH) where she began working in 2001. She led the PIH project to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Russia and was co-director of PIH’s women’s health programs in Haiti. She guided PIH’s advocacy and policy efforts related to health and hunger, socio-economic development in Haiti, increasing the pool of funding for global health and health system strengthening. Donna participated in briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill regarding reproductive health, debt relief in Haiti, childhood malnutrition, tuberculosis, and funding for global health.

    Classes Taught

    • NU 710 Informatics in Health Care
    • NU 716 Culture and Health: Perspectives
    • NU 740-743 DNP Scholarly Project
    • HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspective


    DNP, Regis College

    RN, MSN, MGH Institute of Health Professions

    MPH, MIA, Columbia University

    BA, St. Louis University

    Awards Honors

    Grants Secured

    Enhancing Nurse Education in Haiti. Program Director. Wagner Foundation. January 2023.

    Collaborating on Nurse Education in Haiti. Program Director. Wagner Foundation. December 2019.

    Tuxbury, J., McCauley, P., and Barry, D. (July 2023). Sharing Simulation: Haitian Nurse Educators Expanding Simulation Skills. Poster Presentation. INACSL Conference.

    Dickerson, J. C., Ibeka, P., Inoyo, I., Oke, O. O., Adewuyi, S. A., Barry, D., ... and Roy, M. (2021). Implementing Patient-directed cancer education materials across Nigeria. JCO Global Oncology, 7, 1610-1619. https://doi/10.1200/GO.21.00233

    Street, N.W., Bermudez, L., Lawton, A., Barry, D. J., and Mandel, L. (2021). Developing nursing leadership potential through education in a low-resource setting. Nurse Educator, 46(6). E184-E188. https://doi/10.1097/NNE/0000000000001021

    Buchanan, M.J. and Barry, D. Helping more women access long-acting reversible contraceptives June 2016.

    Barry, D. When politics preys on the poor (October 2015). US News and World Report.

    Buchanan, MJ and Barry, D. Helping More Women Access Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives. June 2016.

    Barry, D. When Politics Preys on the Poor. US News and World Report. October 2015.

    Prah Ruger, J., Hammonds, R., Ooms, G., Barry, D., Chapman, A. and Van Damme, W. From Conceptual Pluralism to Practical Agreement on Policy: Global Responsibility for Global Health. BMC International Health and Human Rights. (2015) 15:30.

    Barry, D., Friedman, A., Lipton-Lubet, S. Changing the Conversation on Abortion Restrictions A Proactive Response to Political Interference in Health Care. September 2015.

    Barry, D. Infographic: How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?. June 2015.

    Barry, D., Corriher, B., Davis, C., Hawkins, C., Kokum, L., McBride, S. Infographic: RFRA Repercussions. May 2015.

    Barry, D., Rugg, J. Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion. March 2015.

    Barry, D., Rugg, J. Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care. March 2015.

    Frye, J., Fisher, M., Barry, D. Challenge to Congress. March 2015.

    Barry, D., Esenstad, A. Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All. October 2014.

    Barry, D., Sherrod, M. Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All. October 2014.

    Barry, D., Durso, L., Hussey, H., Hawkins, C. Infographic: The Ripple Effect of the Hobby Lobby Decision. September 2014.

    Barry, D. and Williamson, H. In Ferguson and The Entire Nation, Institutional Racism Extends Far Beyond Law Enforcement. The Root. August 2014.

    Barry, D., Bathija, S., Durso, L., Field, J., Martin, C., Steenland, S., A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby. July 2014.

    Arons, J., Rosenthal, L., Barry, D. Out of Range: Obstacles to Reproductive and Sexual Health Care in the Military. July 2014.

    Barry, D. It’s About Women’s Health and Rights. January 2014.

    Vélez, L. F., Sanitato, M., Barry, D., Alilio, M., Apfel, F., Coe, G., Garcia, A., Kaufman, M., Klein, J., Kutlesic, V., Meadowcroft, L., Nilsen, W., O’Sullivan, G., Peterson, S., Raiten, D., Vorkoper, S. The role of health systems and policy in producing behavior and social change to enhance child survival and development in low- and middle-income countries: An examination of the evidence. Journal of Health Communication. Vol. 19, Supp. 1 (2014).

    Barry D, Green K, Lambert W, Leandre F, Viaud L. Haiti: an overview of its right to health, history and future directions in: Zuniga JM, Marks SP, Gostin LO (eds), Advancing the Human Right to Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013.

    Attaran A, Barry D, Basheer S, Bate R, Benton D, Chauvin J ,et al. How to achieve international action on falsified and substandard medicines. BMJ 2012;345:e7381

    Satti H, Motsamai S, Chetane P, Marumo L, Barry DJ, Riley J, McLaughlin MM, Seung KJ, Mukherjee JS. Comprehensive approach to improving maternal health and achieving MDG 5: report from the mountains of Lesotho. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e42700. Epub 2012 Aug 27.

    Smith Fawzi MC, Holman SR, Kiley R, Li M, Barry D, Bandara S, Fuller A. Closing the Implementation Gap in Services for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: From Assisting Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) to Providing Long-term Opportunities for Economic Growth. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011 Nov 22(4): 1401-1412.

    Farmer P, Almazor CP, Bahnsen ET, Barry D, Bazile J, Bloom BR, et al. Meeting Cholera’s Challenge to Haiti and the World: A Joint Statement on Cholera Prevention and Care. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2011 5(5):e1145.

    Mukherjee JS, Barry DJ, Satti H, Raymonville M, Marsh S, Smith-Fawzi MK. Structural Violence: A Barrier to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for Women. Journal of Women’s Health. 2011 Apr; 20(4): 593-7.

    Barry DJ, Townsend M. AIDS Funds: Promised. Science. 2010 Oct 8;330(6001): 174

    Tyler-Voila L, Nicholas PK, Corless IB, Barry DJ, Hoyt P, Fitzpatrick JJ, Davis SM. Social Responsibility of Nursing: A Global Perspective. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. 2009 May; 10(2): 110-118.

    Mukherjee, J. and Barry, D. Feeding Haiti. Boston Globe Op Ed. May 2008.

    Nicholas, P., Mauceri, L., Ciampa, A., Corless, I., Raymond, N., Barry, D., Ros, A. Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy in the Context of HIV/AIDS. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Vol. 18, No. 4, July/August 2007, 32-40

    Mukherjee, JS, Rich ML, Socci AR, Joseph JK, Viru FA, Shin SS, Furin J, Becerra MC, Barry DJ, Kim JY, Bayona J, Farmer P, Smith Fawzi MC, Seung KJ. Programmes and Principles in Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. The Lancet. 2004 Feb 7; 363(9407): 474-81

    Handbook on Prison Health, Open Health Institute and Russian Ministry of Justice, January 2005, (lead author of chapter on tuberculosis in prisons)

    The PIH Guide to the Community-Based Treatment of HIV in Resource-Poor Settings, Partners In Health, 2004 (co-authored sections on STI detection and treatment, discordant couples and family planning)

    The PIH Guide to the Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Partners In Health, 2003 (contributing author) English and Russian versions.